PyeongChang 2018: Meet the competition

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Canadian Paralympic Committee

Paralympics GB yesterday celebrated their team launch ahead of heading out to South Korea, but we’ve turned our attention to the competition and who our GB favourites need to have on their radar.

TEAM CANADA

Canadian Paralympic Committee

Mark Ideson is to skip the reigning Paralympic champions Canada, chasing an incredible fourth Paralympic victory in a row. Following playing lead in Russia, he is joined by alternate James Answeeuw, lead Marie Wright, second Dennis Thiessen and third Ina Forest for the wheelchair curling powerhouse. While Marie Wright and James Answeeuw are making their debut, the smart money will still be on the Canadians.

HENRIETA FARKASOVA (SLOVAKIA)

Fresh from picking up her sixth visually impaired World Cup win, Farkasova will prove tough competition for Millie Knight to dethrone. Defending downhill and giant slalom golds and looking to convert her slalom bronze into a gold, the Slovak presents Knight with an uphill battle on the downhill slope to medal ahead of her.

MIKE MINOR (USA)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mike Minor of the USA will prove a real bump on the slope for Team GB newbie in the SB-UL banked slalom. After topping 2017 by winning the world title in the snowboard-cross and silver in the banked slalom (his first defeat of the season), Minor ended the year on top of both rankings, winning him the overall World Cup title.